He shall be like a tree
Planted by the rivers of water,
That brings forth its fruit in its season,
Whose leaf also shall not wither;
And whatever he does shall prosper. [Psalm 1:3]
It is the faithful new creation who bears the fruits of spiritual maturity as he fellowships with the Holy Spirit in the Word of Truth. He learns and increases in knowledge and Grace….he grows steadily unto perfection as he is properly nurtured by the nourishments from the Word. He does not miss his spiritual milestones…for when he ought to be teacher…he is found well versed and skilled in the revelations of the Word of Truth. Selah
His leaf also does not wither. He is the true evergreen. He is not subject to the attrition powers of time. His spirit never decays but increases in brightness from day to day even unto perfection. He is preserved from the savage assaults of the prevailing winds of darkness. He is preserved from the wintery cold of atheism and it’s infiltrating philosophies of apathy towards God. Selah
He is preserved from the shattering blow of deception that seeks to make unreal the reality of the kingdom and Lordship of Jesus Christ! Through the fires of persecution and the waters of storms and tempests; through the marbled halls of the denizens of deception to the valleys of the powers of darkness, this child of God is preserved for he is constantly bathed by the sun of righteousness Himself…therefore his leaf never withers!
And whatsoever he touches is blessed. Because of the anointing upon him…even the sweet divine fragrance of wisdom, strength and favor. To such a man, the lines are always falling in pleasant places…all things are always working together for good…in every sphere of engagement, he stands on the higher ground of advantage. Independent of his origins according to the flesh…independent of the prevailing winds of darkness he must contend….this man anointed of God is blessed to succeed and overcome. For he is the tree planted by the rivers of waters which bears its fruit in its season and whatsoever he does prospers!!